Today’s Headlines

  • Should We Move More Oil and Gas Freight By Other Modes to Reduce the Stress on Roads? (TTI)
  • TXDOT Proposal for Oklahoma-South Texas Rail Wouldn’t Actually Stop in Urban Austin (KVUE)
  • Houston Metro Will Give You Free Transit Passes for Catching Pokemon on the Bus (Metro)
  • Citizen Demand Response System for Potholes May Be Prioritizing Suburban Residents (Houston Chron)
  • Jeff Moseley Moves From Texas Transportation Commission to Private HSR Company (Texas Central)
  • Anti-Flooding Neighborhood Group Opposes Spending City Wad on Mobility (Central Austin CDC)
  • Council of Zoning Elders Narrowly Approves Major Walkable Urban Project (Austin Monitor)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Kevin Miller

    But would the OK-to-south-Texas rail be the long-wished-for alternate rail route that could open up the possibility for Lone Star Rail?

    • Jay Blazek Crossley

      Lone Star Rail proposes its Austin station to be at the Seaholm Power Plant Redevelopment in the urban core with a walkscore of 90, transit score of 71, and bikescore of 96.
      https://www.walkscore.com/score/seaholm-station-austin-tx

      The TXDOT / FRA proposes its Austin station at Bergstrom Airport, with a walkscore of 6, transit score of 0, and bikescore of 25.
      https://www.walkscore.com/score/bergstrom-dr-austin-tx-78719

      So this might not be what everyone has long wished for. (unless of course these plans are not over and this particularly important detail can be fixed)